Stripe Series (T126)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Stripe Series

Made in

Highbury

Date

1994

Description

Sand washed silk, painted blue, yellow, and brown checked design.

Materials and techniques

Painted sand washed silk.

Dimensions

length:  139cm
width:  43cm

Object number

T126

Category

  • Stripe Series, Kate Blee, 1994, Crafts Council Collecton: T126. Photo: Heini Schneebeli.

Maker's statement

These pieces represent a distillation of previous design work, paring design down to a basic stripe and concentrating on proportion, scale and the movement of colour within these areas. The brush marks are retained. The gold piece was the first experiment with not mixing the dye thoroughly so that small specks of dye powder burst into the cloth during steaming to create flecks of intense colour within the brush stroke.